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Population (year 2000): 14,940. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,487 (+30.4% change)
Males: 7,371 (49.3%), Females: 7,569 (50.7%)

Cass County

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Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $44,542 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,500 (year 2000)

West Fargo, ND residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in West Fargo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (47.9%), Norwegian (39.7%), Irish (8.3%), Swedish (7.2%), French (5.2%), English (4.8%).

New! Fargo, North Dakota forum

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Fargo

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Fargo city

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,550 (+20.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ND Fargo, (5.9 miles latestringers.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (281.9 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (722.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Acres, ND (4.3 miles Reile's Prairie Rose, ND (5.6 miles) , ND Fargo, (5.9 miles ND (6.5 miles Frontier, ND (7.5 miles Harwood, ND (7.8 miles Horace, North River, ND (8.3 miles) , Briarwood, ND (9.1 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 95 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1998: 200 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 165 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2000: 124 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2001: 241 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2002: 283 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2003: 506 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2004: 654 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2005: 444 buildings, average cost: $115,700

Latitude: 46.87 N, Longitude: 96.89 W


West Fargo, North Dakota business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (15.9%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,772 (-18.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,180 (25.9%)


 

Crime in West Fargo by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 6 2 2
    per 100,000 6.7 0.0 40.2 13.4 13.4
Robberies 0 0 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.1
Assaults 3 2 3 7 12
    per 100,000 20.1 13.4 20.1 46.9 80.3
Burglaries 50 39 47 105 114
    per 100,000 334.7 261.0 314.6 702.8 763.1
Thefts 216 204 280 353 308
    per 100,000 1445.8 1365.5 1874.2 2362.8 2061.6
Auto thefts 22 15 29 26 29
    per 100,000 147.3 100.4 194.1 174.0 194.1
99.7 83.6 132.6 172.4 178.8


Average climate in West Fargo, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West

West Fargo-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1975, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the West Fargo city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near West Fargo:
  • INNOVIS HEALTH (about 6 miles; FARGO, ND)
  • PRAIRIE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 6 miles; FARGO, ND)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL - FARGO (about 6 miles; FARGO, ND)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Fargo:
  • HECTOR INTL (about 8 miles; FARGO, ND; ID: FAR)
  • GRAND FORKS INTL (about 76 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; ID: GFK)
  • THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL (about 95 miles; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; ID: TVF)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Fargo:
  • WEST FARGO UTILITY (about 3 miles; FARGO, ND; ID: D54)
  • MOORHEAD MUNI (about 18 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; ID: JKJ)
  • HAMRY FIELD (about 18 miles; KINDRED, ND; ID: K74)

Amtrak station near West Fargo:
  • 8 miles: FARGO (420 4TH ST. N). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2 $10,046 $60,276 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $27,726 $30,246 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 25 $99,962 $47,981 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $8,502 $51,012 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $24,860 $49,720 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,676 $32,112 1 $1,992
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,748 $32,976 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $7,258 $21,774 2 $876
Sewerage 13 $51,494 $47,532 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 17 $49,240 $34,757 0 $0
Totals for Government 82 $284,512 $41,635 3 $2,868


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Fargo:
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 7 miles; FARGO, ND; Full-time enrollment: 8,836)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 27 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 27 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 46 miles; WAHPETON, ND; FT enrollment: 2,176)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; FT enrollment: 9,935)
  • NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE-BEMIDJI (about 147 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; FT enrollment: 3,761)
  • BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 147 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; FT enrollment: 3,562)
Public high school in West Fargo:
  • WEST FARGO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,585; Location: 801 9TH ST E; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Fargo:
  • WEST FARGO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 823; Location: 109 3RD ST E; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 117 6TH AVE W; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 500 10TH AVE E; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • L E BERGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 631 4TH AVE E; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 945 7TH AVE W; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 432; Location: 330 3RD AVE E; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WEST FARGO SPEC ED UNIT (Location: 207 MAIN AVE W; Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in West Fargo:
  • WEST FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $177,416; Location: 401 SEVENTH STREET EAST; 61,000 books; 1,753 audio materials; 1,245 video materials; 138 serial subscriptions)

Park in West Fargo: Jameson Park (1).


West Fargo compared to North Dakota state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in West Fargo:
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Fargo:
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDJZ (100.7 FM; HARWOOD, ND; Owner: TOM INGSTAD NORTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Fargo:
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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